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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
OBITS: Sidney W. Snyder, J. A. Sorg, William C. Sanford, Sjerdal Daughter Murdered, Ed Schneider, Mrs. George Schreiner, Nicholas Simmer
MARRIAGES: Hall-Bringham, Clark-Devaney, Sullivan-Schilling, Windle-Follette, Record-Newell, Atherton-Willey, Stoddard-Willey, Robson-Eyre, Taft-Bow, Owen-Stevens, Stone-Butturff
PEOPLE: James Callan, Patrick Cassely, A. C. Chamberlain, Patrick Daly, Louise Dameral, Charles Dameral, James Duffy, Hugh Derham, August Dohling, James E. Dodge
EAGAN TOWNSHIP: Establishment of Township.
MILITARY: News-Individual - A. J. Patch
MILITARY: News-General -1863-Independent Company Organized, 1863-News from Capt. Kennedy
KAPOSIA: People - Louis Prescott, John Holton, Ta Te, Chas Ka
KAPOSIA: History & News - 1897-Encamped at Kaposia, 1879-Securing Indian Lands
CHURCHES: Highview Christiania-Rev. N. A. Quammen
DEATHS: 300 Recent Deaths
OBITS: Lois Mathews Mertz, Horace Mills, Bernard McDunn, John F. Norrish, Henry Plummer, Thomas S. Pennington, Anton G. Person, Etta Peterman, Harold Palmstrom, Peter Peterson
NEWS-BUSINESS: George Kennedy, 1887-C. Tower sells railway to H. H. Porter, C. M. Price, Philip Frank, John Peller
PEOPLE: Gustav Zeiss, Mark Willson, C. A. Westerson, Michael Whalen
CRIME: Mathias Klein Murdered by Gebhard Otto; Edward Anderson, J. H. Stopf, Albert Jacobson's Murderer Almost Lynched, Ivan Tried for Murder, Ivan Must Hang, Ivan Sentence Commuted, Lewis Sommers shot Mary Deltzen, Imprisonment for life
KAPOSIA: 1850-Scaffold Tombs, 1852-Little Crow Speech, 1853-Kaposia Visit
NEWS-CRIME: John D. Smith Murder
OBITS: Mrs. Nicholas H. Van Slyke
WILLS & PROBATE: C. P. Adams, George Auge
NEWS-BUSINESS: William Smith, Julius Houriet, Mary E. Tapley, South Saint Paul Stockyards, Valentine Boor
NEWS-COURT: A. M. Baldwin, David Mills, Michael Horan, 1896-Court at Hastings
NEWS-CRIME: 1894-Frank Keegan, John McDonald, G F O'Brien, 1894-Operator Held Up, Horald Hammer, H. L. Oliver, 1903-Constable Joseph Chadima
NEWS-VISIT: Wood Hoffman, Judge Renick, Maggie McCune <
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